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`Miracle Lights Tour'
to benefit children
The seventh annual "Miracle Lights Tour," presented by Laidlaw Education Services to benefit Children's Miracle Network The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. , will be held in Eugene and Springfield Dec. 16-23 at 6:30 p.m.
The Eugene tour will load at Valley River Center Valley River Center is a shopping mall located in Eugene, Oregon. As the largest shopping center south of Portland and north of San Francisco, this mall comprises over 130 local and national stores and restaurants. parking lot, 3610 Goodpasture Loop, near Rife's Home Furnishings. The Springfield tour will load from Jerry's Home Improvement Center, 2525 Olympic St., Springfield.
Advance tickets are required. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $3 for children ages 2 to 12. To reserve a seat, call 688-0454 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Program planning topic
for voter league meetings
The topic of the League of Women Voters' December unit meetings will be "Program Planning - State and Local." Unit meetings are for members and guests to gather at homes and public places to discuss the month's topic.
Unit 6 will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at 1953 Yolanda Ave., Springfield; and Unit 2 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at 2050 Madison St., Eugene.
Unit 3 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1527 Corum Ave., Eugene. Unit 5 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Presbyterian Church Located on the northeast corner of Brazos and Bois d'Arc (now Eighth Street), Central Presbyterian Church in Austin Texas traces its roots to the organization of the first Presbyterian church in Austin on Sunday, October 13, 1839. That event, conducted by Rev. , Eugene; Unit 8 at noon Wednesday at Lane Community College Cottage Grove Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery). Center, Room 136; Unit 9 at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 2365 W. 23rd Ave., Eugene.
The League of Women Voters League of Women Voters, voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. of Lane County is a grass-roots nonpartisan, political organization that encourages informed and active citizen participation in government. For information, call 343-7917.
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for parks to meet Tuesday
The Santa Clara Committee for Sensible Parks and Open Space will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Santa Clara Grange, end of Azalea azalea (əzāl`yə) [Gr.,=dry], any species of the genus Rhododendron, North American and Asian shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) that are distinguished by the usually deciduous leaves. Drive, east of River Road. For information, call 461-5400.
n. pl. ge·ne·al·o·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree. society classes to get under way
The Oregon Genealogical Society's slate of winter classes will get under way early next month.
The classes take place at the society library, 955 Oak Alley in Eugene, and run from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from Jan. 8 through Feb. 19. Each class costs $5. The topics will include writing your research, computer software for genealogists, costume preservation, using scanners, organizing by theme and ancestor research on the Internet.
For more information, contact the library at 345-0399 or e-mail email@example.com.
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